drunken drunken  /d ˈrəŋ kən/


  • (adj) given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol



  1. That murderous byproduct of the gasoline agethe drunken driveris moving into the sky.
  2. That anxiety has sent accused drunken drivers flocking to their local law offices.
  3. We think of Updike and Cheever as the masters of postwar American suburbia, of its sunlit euphorias and its drunken discontents.


  1. Drunken driver who crashed onto Old Town Portland sidewalk, killed woman, pleads no contest

    View full sizeRebecca BrayFamily photo A drunken driver who crashed onto an Old Town Portland sidewalk and slammed into two young women -- killing one of them -- pleaded no contest Tuesday to second-degree manslaughter.Brent Warstler also pleaded no contest to...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

  2. Suspected SUV drunken driver crashes into HFD ambulance

    Suspected SUV drunken driver crashes into HFD ambulance Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 6:17 am, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 A suspected drunken driver slammed into an ambulance early Tuesday morning in southwest Houston, injuring two paramedics. Police said the driver of a ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle

  3. Drunken driving enforcement varies across Michigan

    RICHLAND, Mich. (AP) - An analysis of law enforcement records found that drunken driving enforcement varies across Michigan. The MLive.com report ( http://bit.ly/14cX2Zx ) published Monday as part of a multi-day series says the small Kalamazoo County community of Richland has more drunken driving arrests per officer than anywhere else in the state.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WLNS Lansing


  1. "It is a little odd getting lectures on sobriety from folks that spent like drunken sailors for the last decade," said Obama.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. When he heard about the remark, Clooney joked that Gilroy "plays a drunken writer better than anybody."
    on Jan 22, 2008 By: George Clooney Source: Prince George Citizen

  3. "Ronald Reagan used to say, we spend money like a drunken sailor," said John McCain.
    on May 4, 2007 By: John McCain Source: Washington Post

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